Agency: Chiat Day
Post: Black Logic
CGI: AFCG, Inc.
This effect was originally created by a company using a large table
top model with a motion control camera. AFCG ended up being asked to
replace the existing "snow angel" and to add a Nissan truck plowing
around as if it were carving the giant angel out of the snow.
We started by using several frames from the original motion control shoot
as texture maps for a nested zoom. We then replaced the existing snow
angel with our CG version and composited it over the new motion. The truck
was simply an overhead still frame that was texture mapped to a grid and
animated over the surface of the snow.
CG tire tracks and partical system sprays of snow were added to
integrate the truck into the environment.
Also included here is a still frame from an AFCG generated snowstorm. The
Nissan logo in the foreground is a live action film element.